Special Events

Zoo Brew

September Each Year

It’s a craft beer fest at the most unique venue in town – the Little Rock Zoo! Taste dozens of brews in your souvenir cup as you meet some new animal friends and listen to some great live music. Zoo Brew takes place in and around the pavilion and inside Cafe Africa and also features the best food trucks in central Arkansas serving up the hottest local cuisine (food sold separately)!

Boo at the Zoo

October Each Year

Arkansas’s largest Halloween festival features fun for everyone! There’s an Adult Night when guests trick-or-treat for fun libations and enjoy haunted attractions such as the Haunted Train, Haunted House, bounce houses, rides, games and other attractions. The general festival typically runs the last two weeks in October. And of course the kiddos won’t be without candy! This event attracts 20,000 people annually to the Little Rock Zoo.

Wild Wines

April Each Year

Wild Wines is one of central Arkansas’s premiere wine and culinary experiences. The Saturday night “Mane” Event offers high quality wine with food pairings from more than 40 of Little Rock’s best food establishments! The Friday Night VIP Event features samples of top wines with food from some of the finest local restaurants. Both events feature opportunities to meet animal friends along the way! It’s why AY Magazine calls Wild Wines the best fundraising event in Central Arkansas!

Mardi Craw

Mardi Craw is a family friendly crawfish and catfish event held in March at the Zoo. Craw’n for the Zoo features sustainable crawfish and catfish, live entertainment and games for the whole family to enjoy. Admission to the event also includes admission to the Zoo for the day of the event. Enjoy the Zoo before the event starts and then enjoy some of the best bugs and fish in town! All proceeds benefit the Arkansas Zoological Foundation to help grow and develop the Little Rock Zoo.